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New Public Outreach Campaign: Learn. Do. Give.
We are happy to announce the launch of our new public outreach campaign Learn. Do. Give. The goal is to help residents of Metro Atlanta understand the benefits of urban trees and to explore the many ways they can help support our urban canopy.
We are dedicated to protecting and improving Atlanta’s urban forest by planting, conserving, and educating. Here’s how you can get involved:
Learn more about trees through our speaker series, workshops, and Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum tours.
- Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum Walking Tours – Every Friday and Saturday. Come walk the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail with an expertly trained Trees Atlanta docent! During the approximately 2 mile tour, attendees will learn about the BeltLine including design and history, the horticultural collections of the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum, and experience first-hand the positive changes the project is having on Atlanta’s communities.
- Environmental Education in Elementary Schools – Trees Atlanta will be providing environmental education via the Urban Tree Tracker program to students at various Atlanta schools throughout the month of October.
- Explore the Urban Forest – Of the many activities and services provided by Trees Atlanta, obviously the planting of trees is a major component. Find your favorite trees by performing search, navigating the map or selecting from the species list.
- New Champions Crowned! – Each year, Trees Atlanta announces a list of the city’s finest specimens, the Atlanta Champion Trees. The 2014 list is now official. These trees represent some of the oldest, heartiest, and most beautiful trees our city has to offer.
• Do something good for our urban canopy by volunteering to plant trees this upcoming planting season.
- Tree Planting Project: Peoplestown – October 4 Join us as we plant our first trees of the season in the Peoplestown neighborhood! We will be planting street trees along the residential area.
- Maintenance Project: Brown MS – October 4 The Brown Middle School Wildlife Triangle is an area of habitat along the original demonstration mile of the BeltLine Westside Trail. We’ve been working to remove invasives and encourage natives in this space, and it’s time for a little maintenance again. We will be re-clearing and mulching the walking trails and removing invasive plants such as Chinese privet, wisteria, and English ivy.
- Weeds & Wine – October 6 & 10 We will be having our lasts Weeds & Wine of the season. We will be weeding for two hours and then going to for drinks and appetizers.
- Hispanic Heritage Month Family Tree Planting Project: Westview – October 11 We invite you and your family to come out to Westview and celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with us. This project will be our first family tree planting project of the season!
- Forest Restoration Project: Kirkwood Urban Forest – October 18 Help us restore the Kirkwood Urban Forest to its native glory!
- Connect with Nature in Atlanta! – October 25 The Nature Conservancy is teaming up with Trees Atlanta to improve the health of our urban forests. Volunteer projects will include planting trees and grasses, cleaning up in park areas and removing debris along a woodland waterway. Bring your family and friends to this unique, multi-site volunteer effort to celebrate and serve the forests of metro Atlanta.
• Give your time or contribute financially to help support a cleaner, greener city.
- Annual Tree Sale & Jamboree – October 4 Support us by attending our annual tree sale to purchase your next tree! Approximately 200 species of trees, plants, and tree-friendly vines will be sold, and there is something for every tree lover. Do not miss this fun, environmentally friendly event to kick off planting season!
- Help Us Plant a Garden in our City – Until October 12 Partnering with Trees Atlanta and the Atlanta BeltLine, Angie Aparo and Mckenzie Eddy thank you for your generous support to plant trees as part of the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum for you to enjoy for years to come.
- Donate To Trees Atlanta For almost three decades, Trees Atlanta has planted and distributed more than 100,000 trees. Help us get started on the next 100,000! We’re still going strong, and we have many more trees to plant. By becoming a Trees Atlanta member, you can help us address Atlanta’s tree loss, protect its forests, and create new green space by funding maintenance visits and volunteer projects yearly.
Keep an eye on our website, newsletters and social media for more ways you can participate in Learn. Do. Give. in the coming months.